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My last and final week of treatment at Sierra Integrative Medical Center!

Week 4/4 of Treatment!

Monday 5/5: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #15 – dosage “.21″. Reaction: Extremem pain, neuro pain, no shakes, fever 102.5, and an emotional wreck. Got a toradol injection for the pain.

Tuesday 5/6

  • Lymphatic drainage session
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • No Push today because my nerves and anxiety wouldn’t let me get in the right frame of mind. Doc said I probably still had some of the Push lingering from Monday night.
  • H2O2 IV treatment (pure Hydrogen Peroxide – not the kind under your bathroom sink)
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)

Wednesday 5/7: Happy Birthday Dad!!! 

  • Fasting blood draw for weekly labs
  • Darkfield blood analysis. NO SPIROCHETES!!! Woohoo!!!! Here is my before and after. The top picture is from 8/5/13. I had thin cell walls, spirochetes swimming all over, cysts everywhere, allergies, yeast. It wasn’t pretty. Then you see the bottom picture from 5/7/14. Thick cell walls (which means spirochetes can’t burrow their way into the cells to reproduce!!), no spirochetes, no cysts, no yeast, and I still have some allergies but that could be from the environment. Overall, a HUGE improvement!!! I couldn’t be happier! I graduated, yay!!!

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  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • Appointment with Dr Fong. We went over what my home care will be. All my new supplements and of course all the shots that I’m oh so excited about. Can you sense sarcasm? haha
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #16 – dosage “.26″ Went up another .05 today. After about an hour and a half I only had some mild chills and body aches. I was hoping for the shakes because if I do, than the reaction is over must quicker and the pain doesn’t linger into the next day. I decided to go walk, hop, jump, and move around the clinic in hopes of inducing shakes, but nope. My body and immune system wasn’t having it. All I got was pain. And yet again, I was an emotional wreck so about 2 hours in, I got a shot of toradol. As frustrated as I was, this told me that my immune system was stronger! It took that high dose of “Push” and squashed it like a bug! 

Thursday 5/8:

  • Lymphatic drainage session
  • Chiropractic evaluation and adjustment
  • Lactaid Ringer IV (fluids)
  • Vitamin C IV treatment
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Friday 5/9: MY LAST DAY!!!

  • Lymphatic drainage session
  • Major Autohemotherapy treatment (IV fluids, blood ozone, H2O2 IV)
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And I’m done here!!! Lots of home care to do but I’m super motivated! I can’t wait to get back and be normal again. Plan to purchase a juicer and drastically change my diet. Yay healthy!

xo ~ Kristen

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Week 3 of treatment at Sierra Integrative Medical Center

WEEK 3/4 of TREATMENT

Monday 4/28:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • PEMF treatment on my knees for pain, and abdomen to help with detox
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  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #10 – dosage “.07” which was the same as Friday. Reaction: no shakes, bad neuro pain, body aches/pain, headache and fever up to 103.0, had toradol injection for the pain.

Tuesday 4/29

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #11 – dosage “.12”. Dr Fong wanted me to go up more (.05 instead of .01)  since I hadn’t been shaking. Reaction: chills, body aches and pain, neuro pain, fever up to 102.0. Ended up getting a mag rider (magnesium IV) and toradol injections because my leg pain was awful.

Wednesday 4/30:

  • Fasting blood draw for labs
  • Colonic – off site at another medical clinic. That was quite the experience. :/ I am focusing on detoxing since my body isn’t cleaning itself out like it should. Adding in more fiber and supplements to keep me regular. 
  • PEMF treatment on my knees
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #12 – dosage “.17” Went up another .05 today. Got hooked up to a mag rider as soon as I got into bed. This way it would already be in my system and I wouldn’t have to stay at the clinic as long waiting for it to finish. I can’t seem to find my record of what my reaction was and I cannot remember. I know it was rough, and I did have a toradol injection to stop the fever and pain. 

Thursday 5/1:

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram). Had this test done to see what is going on with my brain. I have a lot of cognitive lyme symptoms like short term memory loss, brain fog, concentration issues, etc. This test had a few things show up, and the way they described to me what was going on was insane. I’ve always had issues reading, ever since high school. I would get really intense headaches, my eyes would jump all over the page, I couldn’t retain what I was reading, or my mind would wonder and think of other things. Turns out I have an area of my brain that’s not working properly which is the cause of all that. It was crazy to me, because I never mentioned this to them since I had been dealing with that way before my Lyme flared up. And I thought that was always something to do with my eyes – not my brain. I’ve also had problems with headaches, jaw pain, and grinding my teeth. Turns out that showed up too. I will look into this further when I get home, and hopefully will be covered by insurance.
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    “Lookin’ good!”
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • Appointment with Dr Fong. This went well. He reiterated that he wants me to be shaking at the beginning of my Push reactions, and to not be afraid of going up more than .01 or .02 in my dosage. He ordered for me to add in Apple Fiber with Apple Pectin each day to work on my regularity, as well as rectal ozone to kill any bad guys up in there. (I know all of this info is just so exciting- but I’m just keepin’ in real. lol) I also had another tube of blood drawn to check my thyroid levels since I haven’t been on my thyroid or adrenal meds since arriving here. 
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #13 – dosage “.20”. Reaction was extreme aches/pain, hard shakes for a good 30 minutes, bad neuro pain, fever up to 102.5. I skipped the mag rider to see how much it actually helped me. Each of those IV’s is around $100 and I am really trying to be frugal with my remaining funds. I did however get the injection of toradol to stop the pain after a couple hours. It was probably the roughest reaction I’ve had so far. I got up to go to the bathroom and almost fell because my knees and legs hurt so bad. Resulting in my first wheelchair experience.
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Friday 5/2:

  • Darkfield analysis. I will post the video of this later on. It didn’t look as good as I hoped but I still have a week left.
  • PEMF treatment on my knees
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #14 – dosage “.20”. I stayed the same as yesterday. Reaction was extreme aches/pain, neuro pain, extreme shakes for 30-35 minutes, fever up to 102.6. I ended up riding out the pain and did not have to get the toradol. Hopefully that means my immune system is really getting stronger! 

Saturday 5/3:

I was planning on going in today but I have just been in a funk, and completely drained, so I decided to take the whole weekend off to relax.

Have a great weekend everyone!

xo Kristen

Two weeks down, two to go!

I survived the first two weeks here at Sierra Integrative Medical Center in Reno, NV. It was rough, and took some adjusting but I made it. Here’s what happened:

WEEK 1 of TREATMENT

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Monday 4/14:

  • Fasting blood draw for labs
  • Detox IV – takes about an hour
  • Detox Shot (in arm) – they give this during the detox IV
  • 1 hr lunch break: Mom and I went to Whole Foods, yum!
  • Glyoxal Shot (in butt – ouchie!)
  • Push IV injection “Shake and Bake” #1 (out of 20). My dosage today was very small, called “the dip”. It is called the dip because they literally dip the needle into the solution. It took about 1.5 – 2 hrs for me to start feeling it. I got a mild headache and body aches. After 2 hours, Mom and I left the clinic and went back to the apartment. Once I got into my pj’s and settled in, it came on a little stronger. The body aches became more intense and I felt a little dizzy with a temperature of 99.9. That was about it though.

Tuesday 4/15:

  • Chemical Skin Test – When I had my very first tests and labs done in August, I had 5 chemicals/metals show up: Lead, Aluminum, Xylitol, Dibromochloropropane, Heptachlor. In order for my body to heal properly I have to rid it of all the toxicity. I will have 5 different desensitization shots for each item that I have in my body. To make sure I can handle these shots, they have a 3 step process. First they check each medicine with the Biomeridian machine. Then the skin test where they inject it just under the skin to check for a reaction. The third is a shot I give myself at home for each toxin. Once I complete this with no reaction (hopefully), then they will prescribe me a shot for each to do for the next couple months. Oh joy. 
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #2 – dosage .01 which is one dosage up from the dip. This reaction took about an hour and fifteen minutes to kick in. It started with whole body aches, then the chills and freezing cold with mild body shakes, and then the fever set in which got up to 102.2. It was not fun, but I could handle it.

Wednesday 4/16:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #3 – dosage .02 which is one dosage up from yesterday. This reaction took about an hour to kick in. It started with whole body aches, then the chills and freezing cold with some really crazy body shakes. The body pain that came from these was almost unbearable. I couldn’t get comfortable, my jaw hurt from my teeth chattering, and the pain in my lower back was awful. I didn’t think I was going to make it. The shakes lasted about 30-45 minutes and then the fever came which reached 103.2. After 3 hours of the reaction, Charlie the most awesomest nurse ever!!!! gave me some Toradol (I think – haha #lymebrain) which stopped the Push reaction and gave me some relief.

Thursday 4/17:

  • Darkfield analysis
  • Homecare Class – During this class they taught us how to give ourselves shots and how to create our weekly homecare shot. It’s kind of like a vaccine using drops of our own blood. I couldn’t explain it if I tried. My brain is being overloaded. 😉
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • 10 minute meeting with Dr Fong
  • At this point it was around 5:30 and I just wasn’t comfortable doing a Push and having my reaction at home, because of the reaction I had the night before, and I didn’t want to keep Charlie at the clinic late. So I took the night to relax.

Friday 4/18:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #4 – dosage .02 which was the same as Wednesday. I thought that since I had such a big reaction on Wednesday that I would have a decent one today since I had a break yesterday. But I was wrong. I had a mild headache and that was about it. It’s tough trying to gauge what dose to take because you don’t want to waste a day without having a reaction. You want to have shakes and a fever because that is what wakes up the immune system and sends it hunting for bad guys, as well as strengthening it. 

The Weekend, finally!
Saturday 4/19:
 Mom and I took a drive up the mountain to Lake Tahoe. It was absolutely beautiful!

Going up…

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Mom in all her glory 🙂IMG_9389 IMG_9390And back up!IMG_9395 IMG_9399

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And back to Reno we go! Our home away from home
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Sunday 4/20: Happy Easter! Mom and I found a nice church close by and went to mass. I was feeling extremely exhausted from the day before so we went back to the apartment and I took a nice long nap into the night!

WEEK 2 of TREATMENT

Monday 4/21:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #5 – dosage .02 which was the same as Friday. After two hours I had no reaction, so I asked for a second dose of .02 – putting me up to a dosage of .04. An hour later came the aches and pain, shakes and fever (which I forgot to record).

Tuesday 4/22: Happy Earth Day!

  • Fasting blood draw for weekly labs
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • Lymphatic drainage session. I had a lot of sore spots which meant my lymph was highly congested and not working like it should. Detox is key during this whole process and the lymph is a huge part of that.
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #6 – dosage .05. Reaction was aches/pain, no shakes, fever up to 102.6. The pain was pretty extreme so I got my first mag rider (Magnesium IV) and an injection of toradol at the 4 hour mark. My pain starts all over my body, then slowly moves down to my legs and joints. Hips, knees especially and ankles.

Wednesday 4/23:

  • Ionic foot bath. This was pretty nasty, I won’t go into details. hahah
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #7 – dosage .06. Reaction was aches/pain, shakes for 30 minutes, fever up to 102.6. Ended up getting another injection of toradol.

Thursday 4/24:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #8 – dosage .07. Reaction was extreme aches/pain, mild shakes for 20-30 minutes, fever up to 102.6. Got a mag rider and an injection of toradol.

Friday 4/25:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
    Got a surprise today from the best hubby ever… ❤
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  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #9 – dosage .07. Reaction was extreme aches/pain at first so I got hooked up to a mag rider right away, no shakes, fever up to 102.3.

Saturday 4/26:

  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • Chemical desensitizing shots for the above mentioned chemicals/toxins that are in my body.
  • Detox IV
  • 1 hour lunch break before butt shot
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • No Push today – giving my legs and body a rest for the weekend because they are killing me! Especially my knees. I must have a lot of little lyme buggers in there and they are not happy. But I am! #dielyme

🙂 Happy weekend everyone!